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Profile of Bobby Brown on Famous Like Me

Name: Bobby Brown  
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Date of Birth: 5th February 1969
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Bobby Brown (born Robert Beresford Brown on February 5, 1969 to Carol Brown in Boston, Massachusetts) is an African-American R&B singer.

He began his music career as a member of the R&B group New Edition. The group's hits with Brown included "Cool It Now", "Candy Girl", and "Mr. Telephone Man". Brown left the group for a solo career in 1986, frustrated that lead singer Ralph Tresvant was spotlighted instead of him.

A pioneer of New Jack Swing music, Brown released his second album Don't Be Cruel in 1988. With hits like "Don't Be Cruel," "Every Little Step," "Rock Wit' Cha," "My Prerogative" (a song that was subsequently covered by Britney Spears in 2004), and "Roni," the album made Brown famous. The following year he contributed a song (#2 pop single "On Our Own") to the Ghostbusters 2 soundtrack (Brown also had a cameo in the film).

Brown has also dabbled in an acting career.

He married Whitney Houston in July 1992. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Brown's drug and alcohol troubles threatened to overshadow his music.

In February 2004 Brown was arrested and jailed in Georgia on a parole violation related to a previous drunk driving conviction.

On June 30, 2005, Bravo debuted the reality television show Being Bobby Brown. The program features Brown, Whitney Houston, and their extended family over the course of six months, as they ostensibly work to improve and repair their lives. He is currently working on his next album, which currently does not have a release date.



  • 1987 King of Stage #88 US, #40 UK (1989 release)
  • 1988 Don't Be Cruel #1 US, #3 UK (1989 release); US Sales: 10 million
  • 1990 Dance!... Ya Know It! #9 US, #26 UK (1989 release); US Sales: 1 million
  • 1992 Bobby #2 US, #11 UK; US Sales: 2 million
  • 1993 Remixes N the Key of B
  • 1997 Forever #61 US
  • 2000 Greatest Hits

Hit singles

  • 1988 "My Prerogative" #1 US, #6 UK
  • 1989 "Don't Be Cruel" #8 US, #13 UK
  • 1989 "Every Little Step" #3 US, #6 UK
  • 1989 "On Our Own (Theme from Ghostbusters II)" #2 US, #4 UK
  • 1989 "Rock Wit' Cha" #7 US, #33 UK
  • 1989 "Roni" #3 US, #21 UK
  • 1990 "The Free Style Mega-Mix" #14 UK
  • 1990 "She Ain't Worth It" (Glenn Medeiros feat. Bobby Brown) #1 US, #12 UK
  • 1992 "Humpin' Around" #3 US, #19 UK
  • 1992 "Good Enough" #7 US
  • 1993 "Get Away" #14 US
  • 1994 "Something in Common" (with Whitney Houston) #16 UK
  • 2002 "Thug Lovin'" (Ja Rule featuring Bobby Brown) #15 UK
 2005  Beautiful       Damian Marley featuring Bobby Brown


  • Krush Groove (1985) (w/ New Edition)
  • Ghostbusters II (1989)
  • Panther (1995)
  • A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)
  • Two Can Play That Game (2001)
  • Go for Broke (2002)
  • Gang of Roses (2003)
  • Nora's Hair Salon (2004)
  • Being Bobby Brown (2005)

External Web Sites

  • Forums To Talk About and Discuss All Aspects of the show "The Being Bobby Brown T.V.Show"

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